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    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. It allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet...

    Freemium Windows

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    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers....

    Free Windows

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    LANGuardian is the first and only deep packet inspection (DPI) software to provide SMB network managers with root cause information...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • PsPing

    PsPing is a command-line utility for measuring network performance. In addition to standard ICMP ping functionality, it can report the...

    Free Windows

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    Colasoft Capsa

    Capsa performs real-time packet capturing, 24/7 network monitoring, protocol analysis, in-depth packet decoding, and automatic expert...

    Commercial Windows


    MicroOLAP TCPDUMP is a clone of tcpdump , the most used network sniffer/analyzer for UNIX, compiled with the original tcpdump code...

    Freemium Windows

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    Pirni Pro

    Pirni Pro is a network security tool designed for iOS, and specifically for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. It is capable of...

    Commercial iPhone

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    Cocoa Packet Analyzer

    Native Cocoa app for capturing and analyzing packets. Similar to Wireshark, but with a native interface (and less features). If you...

    Free Mac

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    AirSnare Discontinued

    AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on...

    Free Windows

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